At its Make In India Week 2016 pavilion, Volkswagen will showcase made in India cars and its Dual Mechatronics Apprenticeship Programme. VW India has a total investment of about €795 million and operates a manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune. The company has invested in abundance to develop suppliers here and increase in localising parts and components, including at the Engine Assembly Plant.
Earlier this month, VW India unveiled the new Ameo compact sedan, a car made for India and made in India. VW Ameo is designed to address the needs of an Indian customer. To be manufactured at the Pune Plant, Ameo compact sedan will take centre stage at Volkswagen pavilion. The Vento LHD also manufactured in India, the highest selling Volkswagen in the VW export market will also be on display.
Volkswagen India will also highlight the progress made at its Volkswagen Academy towards skill development. Its Dual Mechatronics Apprenticeship Programme helps develop a talented workforce that can easily be absorbed in a modern manufacturing industry.
Dr. Andreas Lauermann, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited says the company has a long-term commitment towards the country. India has potential in regards to manufacturing, and the make in India initiative works towards making the country one of the largest automotive markets globally.
VW Ameo is to be launched later this year. It is based on a similar platform as the new Polo and Vento. It also shares many exterior and interior components with the two. It will be offered with a 1.2-liter petrol and 1.5-liter diesel engine option. Once launched, Ameo will compete with the likes of Maruti Swift DZire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest, Ford Figo Aspire and the likes.